Nathaniel Philbrick, author of In the Heart of the Sea, talks about his interest in the whaleship Essex and the history of whaling on Nantucket. Hear more about Philbrick's historical interests and other works he has written.
The life of the legendary photographer, known best for his black and white images of the wilderness of the American West.
The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement.
The New Deal program CCC put three million young men to work in camps across America.
John Wesley Powell's epic journey into the unknown Grand Canyon was filled with adventure as his team mapped the Colorado River for the first time.
In 1927, the Mississippi River flooded from New Orleans to Illinois, leaving a million people homeless and leading to a major black migration to the North.
Before radar had been invented a devastating hurricane hit America, surprising residents of the East Coast and killing more than 600 people.
When an earthen dam broke without warning, a small city in Pennsylvania was swept away in a wall of water over 30 feet high.
The epic battle waged over dinosaur fossils by rival paleontologists in the American West.